Influence of seawater Sr content on coral Sr/Ca and Sr thermometry

@article{Sun2004InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of seawater Sr content on coral Sr/Ca and Sr thermometry},
  author={Yunwei Sun and M Sun and T. G. Lee and Bf Nie},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={23-29}
}
The Ca content of a Porites coral from Xisha, South China Sea is quite uniform along its 18-year growth axis. A comparison with previously published data shows that the Ca content of corals from different sites varies by only 0.4%. This is much smaller than the variation of Ca in seawater (2.2%), indicating that Ca variations in seawater do not significantly affect the Ca compositions of coral skeletons. The variation in skeletal Ca contents results in only ±0.6°C of uncertainty in SST… Expand

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